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Ellensburg is about 90km from the city of Seattle. If you need to take a bus from the city or directly from SeaTac Airport, these are your options:
No, there are currently no mandatory quarantines for international travelers.
For students arriving from outside the U.S., the CDC will require travelers be vaccinated for COVID-19 (unless medically unable to receive the vaccine) before boarding their flight. Once student arrives in the U.S., they should follow CDC recommendations for return travelers. It is generally recommended that students’ monitor their health for 14 days from the time they return from international travel. International flights arrive at specific airports in the U.S. which may have additional screening and requirements. Students are recommended to prepare to social distance and monitor their health for 14 days after returning to the U.S.
To help protect the CWU campus community, CWU strongly recommends all students get tested upon arrival to campus. Students can get free COVID-19 tests on-campus Student Health Services. Other, paid, options can be found on the Washington State Department of Health website.
Face coverings are not required most places, but continue to be required in several places:
Yes. Vaccines will be required of all members of the Central Washington University community. Only international students living outside the United States and studying online are exempt unless you have a medical or religious exemption. Check here for more information about exemptions.
CWU will be offering free vaccines for those of you who need it. We will include a time during orientation that you can get your first dose.
Yes. You will be able to get a vaccine when you come to the U.S. We will be offering vaccines as a part of new international student orientation. Otherwise vaccines will be available at CWU’s Student Health Services.
Though you are required to be vaccinated to attend spring quarter, you can be on campus with a mask while you wait to by fully vaccinated.
COVID vaccinations will be accepted if they are authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Moving forward, if other vaccines receive emergency use authorization or regular approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or WHO, CWU will accept those vaccinations as proof of full vaccination.
Please email OISPPrograms@cwu.edu and let them know of your situation. We will then provide you a way to be included or receive information you miss.
Please do your best to arrive in time to attend the first classes on September 21. If it is impossible, please do the following:
First, contact email@example.com to let us know when you plan to arrive. If we determine that it is okay for you to arrive by the planned date, we will add a notation to your SEVIS record to notify Customs and Border Patrol that you have permission to arrive late.
Second, contact your professors by email to inform them that you’ll be late. Students who do not attend (or show signs of activity for online classes) by the third day of class will risk getting dropped from the course. If you need assistance contacting your professors, your International Student Advisor (Roz Moes for Ellensburg campus students; Caitlin Lawson for Center students) can assist you.
Third, if your classes have an online component, participate online as much as possible.
Fourth, if you applied for on-campus housing, email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform them when you will arrive/check-in to your room.
Yes! International students participating in our orientation will be allowed to move in on Wednesday, September 14, even if your check-in time is scheduled differently in MyHousing. Available check-in times for this day will be announced soon
The June 2022 issue of the Office of International Studies and Programs' newsletter, The GlCWU Faculty Members Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships
By Rune Torgersen Central Washington University Associate Professor of Geography Elvin Delgado,2022 Globalization Appreciation Reception Recap
The Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) hosted nearly 100 attendees at the 2022 Glob